watchmaker, coffee-lover and accidental hero, is back in Pinchester, trying
to return to his normal life. Then he receives a mysterious invitation to
the Varmint Variety Theater - from the theatre's owner, presiding genius
and all-round impresario, Fluster Varmint. Fluster is in trouble. He needs
help of a highly confidential nature. He is being blackmailed. Somebody
wants his theater - and worse, that somebody just might be connected with
evil Tucka Mertslin. Hermux has only one option - he has to help. But how
will our hero cope with the world of showbiz?